DESCRIPTION: This Feasibility Study is examining the feasibility of flood risk management plans to address flooding issues within the Township of Denville and is being conducted under Section 205 of the Continuing Authorities Program (CAP). Denville is a developed municipality within Morris County that is subject to flooding from the Rockaway River and its tributaries. Significant developed portions of the township have suffered extensive losses and damages from several severe flooding events, including Hurricane Irene in August 2011. A Detailed Project Report will document the analysis and conclusions of the study.
AUTHORIZATION: This study is being conducted under Section 205 of the CAP, which does not require individual study authorization.
STATUS: The Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division (CENAD) approved the Project Management Plan (PMP), which states the study scope, tasks, costs and schedule, on 18 July 2018. The Feasibility Cost Sharing Agreement (FCSA) was executed on 24 September 2018 with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) as the non-Federal sponsor at an estimated study cost of $1,172,300. The PDT held a site visit with the Borough of Denville and the NJDEP on 12 December 2018 to kickoff study efforts. The PDT is currently analyzing hydrology & hydraulics, environmental, and economic existing conditions in the study area.
The Project Delivery Team (PDT) updated the study PMP & prepared a detailed schedule following receipt of products from the Borough of Denville and funding to conduct and complete the study. The Draft Detailed Project Report is anticipated to be publicly released in June 2020 with study completion scheduled for October 2020.
ESTIMATED STUDY COSTS & SCHEDULE: To date the study has received $700,000 in Federal funding, $100,000 of which was to prepare the Federal Interest Determination (FID) and Project Management Plan (PMP), with the remaining $600,000 in Federal funding being matched by the receipt of $600,000 in non-Federal funding to complete the Feasibility Study.
Mr. Alek Petersen
Phone: (917) 790-8624
Programs and Project Management Division U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District
26 Federal Plaza, Room 2127
New York, NY 10278-0090